Former Utah Jazz player detained in Europe

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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (ABC4 Utah) – There is political intrigue and controversy involving former Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter.

He’s on a world tour raising money for his charity.

Then up pops a video that Kanter tweeted himself saying he’s been detained for hours at the airport in Romania. He’s a Turkish citizen and claims turkey revoked his passport because of his strong criticism of turkey’s president.

In the video, Kanter says of the Turkish President, “He’s a bad, bad man. He is a dictator. He’s the Hitler of our century. So I will keep you posted. Just pray for us and I’ll tell you guys what’s going on.”

Kanter wasn’t arrested, just denied entry because of an invalid passport. He is now on his way back to the U.S. and promises to hold a news conference tomorrow in New York. Kanter currently plays for Oklahoma City.

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